Saints Francis and Mark
This painting is part of the group: Panels from an Altarpiece

This panel formed part of an altarpiece which had as its central panel a 'Virgin and Child Enthroned' (now in the church of the Filippini, Padua, though not painted for that church). The saints are identified by the inscriptions beneath them and by their attributes. The Gothic arcading behind the figures and the cusped plinth upon which they stand relate to the architecture of the Virgin's throne. The triptych was perhaps originally in the church of S. Moisè, Venice. Another panel from the same altarpiece depicts 'Saint Peter and Saint Jerome'.

Both these works date from the period of Antonio Vivarini and Giovanni d'Alemagna's partnership.

Key facts

Artist dates
probably active 1440; died 1476/84; died 1449/50
Full title
Saints Francis and Mark
Date made
about 1440-6
Medium and support
Tempera on wood
135.3 x 45.1 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1889
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Panels from an Altarpiece

Antonio Vivarini and Giovanni d'Alemagna
about 1440-6
Antonio Vivarini: 'Saints Peter and Jerome'